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Remove2Reclaim: Rethinking Plastic Recycling To Achieve True Circularity

Creating an innovative new plastic recycling process that eliminates waste, reduces energy, and enables reuse of both titanium dioxide and polymers in new products

It’s no secret that plastic recycling has revolutionized our society’s ability to improve the circularity of our economy and the sustainability of our planet.

However, of the 8.3 billion tons of plastic produced globally since the 1950s, only 9% has been recycled. Approximately 79% of it has ended up in landfill. Clearly, there are still several challenges with recycling and reusing plastic materials.

To overcome these recycling challenges, Chemours is leading a collaborative, cross-value chain, three-year recycling research project in partnership with the world’s foremost researchers and industry partners. 

Called Remove2Reclaim, the project’s goal is to develop an efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly process for recovering TiO and polymers from plastic end-use products. The initiative has the potential to drive significant environmental benefits by minimizing waste, reducing manufacturing energy, and enabling circularity across a much wider range of applications.

In this whitepaper, Chemours experts outline the various benefits this new recycling process could have for the planet and plastics industry.

Download this whitepaper to learn more.